Today’s Parola del Giorno is the plural noun i brividi, which means chills.
See the noun used below:
Quando ho l’influenza non ho sempre la febbre. La cosa che mi dice che sono ammalato è la presenza dei brividi; sento freddo anche quando la temperatura della casa è alta.
When I have the flu, I don’t always have a fever. The thing that tells me I’m sick is the presence of chills; I feel cold even when the inside temperature is high.
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